Leptochiton otagoensis

Description 1

Small chiton, 7mm long, 3.5mm wide. They look very similar to L. finlayi but without the short spines and the plates are pink but darker in the middle.

Distribution 1

Found under boulders and stones in the intertidal zone at the high tide level. Otago.

Synonyms 1

Terenochiton otagoensis (Iredale and Hull, 1929) (original combination)


References 1

New Zealand Mollusca, Marine Land and Freshwater Shells, A W B Powell, 1979

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Depth intertidal
Places Otago